Peter Obi Talks On Leadership Integrity And Cost Effectiveness In Government

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More than a business tycoon, the former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi’s outlined strategies on how he was able to minimize costs of governing Anambra state and saving billions for the state development.

These quotes have gone viral on social media, sparking feelings of awe and admiration from Nigerians who attested to his (Peter Obi) good governance in the state.

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Quotes from Peter Obi

“To you, young people, Take Back your Country…it is your future they are toying with.”

“I reduced my convoy to 5 vehicles and you cannot buy fuel unless I am in the car.”

“If I sleep in a hotel and have to pay N250k a night, I will be awake all night…feeling like I was robbed.”

“You know there are many big men in Anambra state, so when they want to see me, I say to them I will come to you instead.”

“We handed schools back to Churches and by 2013, we were number one in WAEC.”

“I beg you to participate more in politics, the society we help them abuse today, will take its revenge tomorrow.”

“The only way out of recession is to spend for growth. You can only spend for growth either from savings or from borrowing.
The question is: what are you borrowing for?
Are you borrowing for consumption or for production?
When you borrow for consumption, you are heading for disaster.”



“I had to stop the Presidential lodge in Anambra… A project awarded at N400 million. I had to close down state house in Lagos and Abuja… Because I felt we don’t need it…. Even when other states had.”

“They said President Obasanjo is coming… I went to borrow the kind of cars they wanted… Instead of spending millions… From a neighbouring state.”

“I requested Obasanjo to spend the nights in my lodge since they said he must sleep over… I asked my wife to pack out of my bedroom…We went opposite to lodge in a hotel (name not mentioned) for the week, we paid N30,000 instead of N100,000.”

“I used the N150 million for 2 bullet proof cars to buy almost 50 Peugeot cars at N3 million each…gave 17 to JUDGES and 18 to permanent Secretaries (because I discovered they did not have cars) and kept 10 for the government house… which I used as Governor… I did not use bullet proof cars as Governor.”

“They said we should attend world Igbo Congress in U. S…. That the budget WAS cut from N40 million to N32 million…. I asked them why… That only one person should go and come and tell us what was discussed.”

“Instead of paying N30,000 for each security personnel (about 30) per night in Abuja, I told IG to give me Police whenever am in Abuja….I travel alone… People complained…. The 15 drivers lodged in Abuja state house…who come to the airport to cause confusion, I asked to go back to Awka or look for a job… I kept only 3. I asked the cook to go back to Awka instead of giving him 30,000 per plate.”

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“When Governor’s lodge and Government house was burnt before I came… With a budget of N400million and N300 million, I repaired them for 42 million and 80million respectively. They wanted to impeach me that I did not spend by due process… Following the awarded contracts and contractor…. I saw a table that my predecessor used, they said its old… I asked them to renovate it… That all I needed was a table to write as Governor…”

“So so so I was able to save money and made sure that ANAMBRA HAS THE BEST ROAD NETWORK THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN NIGERIA…”

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